Living With Renal Hypertension

Renal hypertension is defined by medical experts as high blood pressure caused by the narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys. It is also considered to be a form of secondary hypertension, which is high blood pressure as a result of other conditions like tumors or kidney disease.

Long ago, when the medicinal knowledge was scarce and there wasn’t lot of medical research, the renal hypertension was known as uremic poisoning. At that time when the blood got infected with urine which was a frequent condition it was called uremia. Very close to the 1850's this was the name given to the condition they believed it was caused by the combination of urine and blood in the bloodstream instead the urine being voided through the urethra. The term uremia is commonly used these days to describe the condition that accompanies kidney failure.


The early detection of the condition is very important in order to start the treatment as soon as possible, thanks to the technology this illness can be diagnosed using digital image processing of radiographs. There are many different ways to treat the condition of renal hypertension like angioplasty and stinting of the renal arteries. Other troubles can arise when the kidneys does not work to their full extent like many fluids in the body being at wrong levels and even anemia in the long run.

Patient getting the pressure checked

High blood pressure

Your heart works incredibly hard 24 hours a day to keep you alive, pumping more than 2,000 gallons of blood through your veins and blood vessels, beating over 100,000 times per day to force the blood through your body. This is how blood pressure is maintained. The American Heart Association states that normal blood pressure in a normal person should be around 120/80.

The most dangerous aspect of hypertension is that very often you won’t feel any symptoms at all. The only minor symptom you might feel is a slight headache but that can be caused by many different conditions.

Contributing factors

One of the greatest threats that increase the chances of heart attacks and strokes is the consistent renal hypertension. Like any doctor would agree continuing smoking, drinking, not exercising and eating unhealthy will surely lead you to some kind of ailment. In this condition, the narrowing of the arteries causes the blood pressure to increase. In many circumstances, medical treatment may be required to reduce the swelling of the blood vessels, thus permitting an increment of the blood flow to the kidneys.

One of the biggest complications that can come with this illness is that when the kidneys don’t receive much blood they answer by giving off hormones that will indicate your body to retain salt and water, which can escalate your blood pressure very quickly.

Monitoring the situation 

Once it is determined that you are experiencing the condition renal hypertension, a life goal should be established to lower your blood pressure, with your physician and by yourself. To observe your progress and efficiently identify the times of the day when help should be needed, you should buy a home blood pressure kit and inspect your blood pressure level every hour. Continue to chart on an hourly, weekly, and monthly basis and you might be surprised what you see.


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